Dog Events in Ohio

Mark your calendars! There are 26 upcoming events in Ohio. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year's event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Ohio, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

APR
27

Paws for a Cause

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Spread some puppy love and volunteer with your dog at Matthew 25: Ministries! A fun event for the whole family—including your tail-wagging family member! Simply bring your lovable canine companion with you to volunteer during our evening shift. No pup? No problem! Volunteering will be open to the public as well, so please join the fun even if you don’t have a dog!
APR
30

Oakley Pup Crawl

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Bring Fido to the Oakley Pup Crawl! Register you and your furkids now to reserve a spot in the only crawl WITH your dog. Oakley offers an amazing mix of eclectic, locally owned businesses, breweries, restaurants and bars that are ALL Pet Friendly. A map will be posted and provided at check-in, and each stop will have balloons identifying them as Official Pup Crawl Pawtner's! Check-in with your Pup at Oakley Square, aka Barkley Square, and receive your exclusive Pup Crawl event tee, Madtree Koozi for first 500 registrants, Red Dog Resort Pup Crawl Bracelet good for discounts and freebies at 13 featured Oakley Crawl stops! Make your way through "Barkley Square," pick up some exclusive NCCF Pink Paw gear, stop and sniff some vendors and see what treats they have to add to your bag; Doggy Tattoos, Pup-A-Razzi Booth, Reds Bark in the Park and many more surprises. Stop and give some belly rubs to the pups available for adoption from one of our many rescues, and maybe Rent-A-Rescue Pup for 2 hours and take them on the Crawl, they sure would love an Aglamesis Doggie Dessert. Head out to our thirteen crawl stops, contests at 2, 3, & 4 and OSU check presentation. Are your paws getting tired? Catch the Red Dog Resort Bus to the NEW Madtree Brewery!
MAY
3

Bark in the Park at Cincinnati Reds Stadium

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Take Fido out to the ball game! Reds vs. Pirates. Join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field! Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Browse the pet expo and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone. Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop! Number dogs cannot exceed number of human tickets. Please visit the website for further information.
MAY
4

Freedom Fair Weather Dog Walking Club

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Bring Fido the first Thursday evening of the month for a leisurely 2 mile stroll. All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners an new friends. If you do not have a dog to walk, you are still welcome to join! We might just have one waiting for you. Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant.
MAY
6

All Creatures Great & Small - Pet Adoption and Pet Blessing

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Bring Fido to an outdoor celebration with representative animal agencies of the community and refreshments! Furkids who are blessed will receive a special “blessing tag.” If your pet does not travel well bring a picture of your pet and it will be blessed. Pets of all kinds will be warmly welcomed. For your pet’s safety, we advise leashes for dogs and any other species must be caged at all times.
MAY
6

Bark in the Park

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An annual pledge walk and pet expo featuring food trucks, vendors, games and other family friendly activities. Bring the whole family (yes, dogs included!) to help out the homeless animals of Summit County. Check out our website at www.summithumane.org for more information.
MAY
13

Bark For Life

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Bark For Life is a way to pay tribute to our favorite canines and raise funds and awareness to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The event will be held at Paul G. Duke Park Bark Park on May 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM. The event will consist of a walk on a pre-planned route, contests, demonstrations, and onsite fundraising activities. For more detailed information about what to expect at this event, please visit www.RelayForLife.org/barkmiamioh and click on the Event Details tab, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BarkForLifeOfMiamiCounty . Pre-registration is encouraged online at www.RelayForLife.org/barkmiamioh . Check-in begins at 9:00 AM and dogs may register the day of the event. For more information, please call ( 937)570-0315 or email [email protected]
MAY
20

Freedom Run 5k & 1.75 mi. MUTT STRUT

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Bring Fido for a fun day of walking or running! Dogs, kids and individuals welcome to participate. If you are unable to attend, you can complete the virtual 5K Run or 1.75 mile Mutt Strut from anywhere! T-shirts guaranteed to all runners registering by May 1, 2017. Pup Packs for participating dogs. Both races will start at 8:30 am near the E. Mennonite Road entrance to the park. 5K participants will be running an out and back course while the Mutt Strut will continue along the 1.75 mile loop around the beautiful lake. Refreshments, raffle, and awards at the finish. Awards for overall top female and male finisher, as well as top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Awards for top three dogs in the Mutt Strut! All dogs must be current on vaccinations and social with all breeds. No retractable leashes permitted for this event. Online registration available at: http://www.active.com/aurora-oh/running/distance-running-races/freedom-5k-run-and-mutt-strut-2017?int=
MAY
21

Freedom Dog Fest 2017

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Bring Fido for a day of fun! Event will include: Rescues, vendors, Greyhound Fun Run (11:00am), Pet Fashion Show (12:30pm), Rescues on the Runway featuring adoptable pooches, prizes, and raffles. All dogs attending must be current on vaccinations and able to socialize with all breeds. Please no retractable leashes.
MAY
22

Brats for Rotts

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Dine to donate! Bring your friends- bring your dogs-and bring the flier to the Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy dinner in their outdoor Dog Friendly Bier Garten. 10% of food sales will go to R.E.A.L. Rott Rescue- so bring your appetite too! R.E.A.L. Rott Rescue will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs! *Must present flyer to server
JUN
1

Freedom Fair Weather Dog Walking Club

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Bring Fido the first Thursday evening of the month for a leisurely 2 mile stroll. All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners an new friends. If you do not have a dog to walk, you are still welcome to join! We might just have one waiting for you. Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant.
JUN
7

Bark in the Park at Cincinnati Reds Stadium

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Take Fido out to the ball game! Fido is also welcome to join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field! Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Browse the pet expo and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone. Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop! Number dogs cannot exceed number of human tickets. Please visit the website for further information.
JUN
11

Pancakes in the Park!

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Bring Fido and the family to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by our team of volunteers. Relax and enjoy the park-like setting! All dogs must be current on vaccinations, social with other breeds, and leashed. No retractable leashes please. Event is rain or shine.
JUN
25

Tails of 2 Cities: Dog Day Afternoon

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A joint fundraising event with vendor booths, food trucks, tons of raffle items and more fun than your dog will be able to shake his paw at!! Activities: Make-Your-Own Bone Bar, Treasure Hunt, Raffle Items, Doggie Ice Play Stations and much more! **All Dogs Must Be Kept On a Leash at All Times** The Backyard Dog Project, a non-profit in the Springfield area, and Paw Patrol from the Dayton area, both have the same mission to better the lives of dogs in our community. We do this by providing spay/neuter surgeries, vetting services doghouses, straw, food, toys, and dog crates to dogs in need. Bring a donation of food, leashes, collars, or any pet item and receive a FREE raffle ticket!
JUL
9

Pancakes in the Park!

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Bring Fido and the family to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by our team of volunteers. Relax and enjoy the park-like setting! All dogs must be current on vaccinations, social with other breeds, and leashed. No retractable leashes please. Event is rain or shine.
JUL
15

2017 Hank Kabel Sarcoma 5K Walk for K-9 Cancer

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This 5k Walk is to help the Hank Kabel Sarcoma Foundation raise money and awareness for K-9 Cancer and to Honor Hank and all the other dogs who have lost their battle to this devastating disease. Prizes and recognition given to teams who raise the most money and to the winners of the race. Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and the race commencing at 9 a.m. Participants can enjoy various vendors before and after the race. Join us for the race and stay for a whole day of family fun with entertainment, food, raffle, exhibits and vendors. Please Note: The race will take place rain or shine. Once we receive and accept your entry fee, sponsorship and/or donation, it is non-refundable. Walk-up registrations will be accepted for $30/person, but we will only be able to accept cash or check for onsite registration.
JUL
23

3rd Annual "Pet Daze Festival"

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Bring your furry friend on leash or carrier and join us for a fun filled day including: raffles, giveaways, veterinarians, pet rescues, pet treats, refreshments and so much more!
AUG
3

Freedom Fair Weather Dog Walking Club

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Bring Fido the first Thursday evening of the month for a leisurely 2 mile stroll. All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners an new friends. If you do not have a dog to walk, you are still welcome to join! We might just have one waiting for you. Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant.
AUG
13

Pancakes in the Park!

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Bring Fido and the family to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by our team of volunteers. Relax and enjoy the park-like setting! All dogs must be current on vaccinations, social with other breeds, and leashed. No retractable leashes please. Event is rain or shine.
AUG
29

Bark in the Park at Cincinnati Reds Stadium

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Take Fido out to the ball game! Fido is also welcome to join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field. The pet parade begins at approximately 6:30 pm. You can also have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop. Browse the pet expo to see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone. Number dogs cannot exceed number of human tickets. Please visit the website for further information.
SEP
7

Freedom Fair Weather Dog Walking Club

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Bring Fido the first Thursday evening of the month for a leisurely 2 mile stroll. All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners an new friends. If you do not have a dog to walk, you are still welcome to join! We might just have one waiting for you. Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant.
SEP
15

Running Of The Wieners

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The Running of the Wieners is the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati! Each dachshund, outfitted in their provided hot dog bun costume, will run approximately 75 feet in heats of ten to their owners at the opposite end. The winner of each heat will compete in a final race to determine the winning wiener dog! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! The cost for participating wieners is $25 (includes all race competition gear including hot dog bun costume and owner t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to a dachshund rescue charity.)
SEP
21

Bark in the Park at Cincinnati Reds Stadium

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Take Fido out to the ball game! Fido is also welcome to join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field! Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Browse the pet expo and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone. Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop! Number dogs cannot exceed number of human tickets. Please visit the website for further information.
SEP
24

DogFest Walk 'N Roll Cleveland

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Bring Fido out for a tail-waggin' good time! Meet the volunteers and graduates in the Northern Ohio area. Enjoy an afternoon of music and activities for all ages including music, tattoos and face painting, and raffle prizes. Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who raises $125 or more by August 24th will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift!
OCT
8

DogFest Walk 'N Roll Cincinnati

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Bring Fido and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time! A day filled with activities, music and chances to bid on exciting prizes. Bring your family and your dogs to meet the volunteers and graduates in the Cincinnati area. Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who registers and raises $125 or more by September 8th will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift! Activities include: • Tattoos and face painting • DJ music • Raffles • Halloween Costume Contest • Photo Opportunities
OCT
21

Bark & Brew at the Barn

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This one day event features an individual Pet Blessing, dog contests, craft beer, a dog obstacle course, dog demos, and dog vendors.